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Old 12-25-2006, 06:30 PM
 
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It means alot of things to alot of different people. I just want to be able to enjoy the outdoors and be able to breath in fresh clean air. I have been to Grand Junction, Delta and Montrose and though they were located in great locations I was hoping to find a small/medium city with comfort. A great art community wouldn't hurt either. Maybe north of Denver? Jobs of course are always an issue, good neighborhoods. From what I read on these post it seems that there are alot of great cities in CO to live in. Hoping that someone reads this that has been around the northern part of CO that can give me a Colorado point of view.
Thanks and everyone here is terrific
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:57 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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...I was hoping to find a small/medium city with comfort. A great art community wouldn't hurt either. Maybe north of Denver? Jobs of course are always an issue, good neighborhoods. ...
Loveland and Estes Park (less jobs, but in the midst of scenery) was home for 25 yrs, I wouldn't hesitate to return to either, just that they are much more 'urbanized' now. (expensive and traffic, for a kid that grew up in the previous 'cherry orchards' (there was not a home west of the lake when I showed up, except a few farms, and stuff along SR 34) Check out the Loveland Arts Scene by search; http://www.sculptureinthepark.org/about_us.html (broken link) (#13, #80 and #10, are so real you can almost step up and have a conversation, but all are great in their own way)
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the August festival is terrific, but to think you can roam through a park (and city) with all this great art everyday of the year (that is pretty nice) It is in a 'banana belt' too, I rode my bike to work nearly everyday, often taking the route up over Carter Lake to get an extra 30 miles of exercise on a beautiful early morning. The Big Thompson Canyon (to Estes Park) is now great to bicycle, rebuilt road with wide shoulders (at the expense of 100+ lost lives in the flash flood of '76)

http://www.loveland.org/community/ (broken link)
go visit, and be sure to take a walk around the lake! Take time to enjoy the art and the people. (Valentine's Day is a nice time to go, but the grass will be brown )

People (ole timers) are pretty friendly, plenty of recreation and a nice community center / library / swimming (with art, and park...) Good services and decent economy (variety of work) kinda spendy for homes, and the 'front range brown cloud' can creep up that far north.

You can be in Ft Collins or Greeley in ~20 min. (both are adjacent college towns) for culture, though there is variety available, less than 1 hr to Boulder for the ultimate in 'culture' diversity

good schools, fire dept , and community support.

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